question about bedding?

Indiana feather

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5 Years
Oct 1, 2014
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northeast Indiana
I have read that pine shavings and straw are good bedding material for chickens. I have 3 RIR chicks just shy of a month old and I chose to go with ground up corn cobs and am really hoping that this was a good choice. Just never have heard much talk of the ground corn cobs... so thought I'd run that past you folks and get some input on that.. Thanks
 

Indiana feather

In the Brooder
5 Years
Oct 1, 2014
97
14
48
northeast Indiana
Hello I think pine shavings may be a better choice if available because of mold and mildew
I think you may be right! Just found out by reading a discussion on this topic that the corn cob bedding can cause aspergillosis... I just got them cause they were a little cheaper
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. Tomorrow they are going in the compost heap and will be replaced by pine shavings. Thanks Recbourbon for your tip.
 

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